Anthony Van Dyck – Painter to King Charles I

Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter of the Baroque style, died on this day the 9th November, 1641.

Self-Portrait, possibly 1620–21, Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641), Image: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

van Dyck is undoubtedly best known for being a painter for the ill-fated King Charles I of England and for this painting of the king:

For a lovely selection of van Dyck’s works, please visit The National Gallery.

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